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Back-formation from babysitter.



babysit (third-person singular simple present babysits, present participle babysitting, simple past and past participle babysat)

  1. To watch or tend someone else's child for a period of time, often for money.
    My daughter is babysitting for the Morgans at number ten, who are going out on a date night.
    We need someone to babysit our children while we go to the theater.
  2. To watch or attend anything or anyone unnecessarily closely; to have to help or coax too much.
    He left me to babysit the new guy while he got some work done.

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